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Shop 'Til You Drop

Getting started

Introducing Shop 'Til You Drop

How Shop 'Til You Drop works

Clearing the sample data

Converting from older versions


Data maintenance

Editing categories

Editing shops

Editing items

Editing the shopping list

Editing prices from the till receipt

Editing shop aisle sequences

Editing shop floorplans

Copying a shop

Optimizing the shopping list

Viewing optimization details

Undoing shopping list optimization

Deleting unused product types


Printing the fridge list

Printing the shopping list

Printing the master item list

Printing the price comparison form

Printing a shop floorplan

Setting printer options

Database maintenance

Repairing the database

Backing-up your data

Restoring data from a backup


Setting options

Exiting from the program

Checking for program updates


File menu

Edit menu

Tools menu

Database fields

System requirements

Version information

Terms of use

How to get support

Ordering / registration

Editing the shopping list

This page is where you enter the quantities of each product required on this shopping trip.

Getting ready

Before starting a new list, check that the previous list has been cleared. Click on the All shops button above the shops list and then on the Clear button. The Clear button only applies to the currently selected shop(s).

Select the shop you are going to visit from the list at the top of the window. If you are visiting more than one shop on this trip then you can select several shops by holding down the Ctrl key. To select all shops click on the All shops button above the shops list. If there is only one shop in the list it will be selected automatically for you.

The Total cost and number of Items in the list are updated as you enter quantities. However, these are only shown for the currently selected shop(s).

Entering quantities

First, check that the list is ready to accept quantities instead of prices by making sure that the Edit shopping list button is down The Show all items option should also be selected.

Only entries in the Qty column can be changed on this page. Other item details can be changed on the Items page. You can quickly edit other item details by right-clicking on the item in the list and choosing Edit this item.

You can use your filled-out fridge list to help complete the shopping list. Make sure that the items in the shopping list are being displayed in the same order as those on the fridge list by clicking on the heading of either the Category or Product column.

Click in the quantity box of the first item you wish to buy and type in the required quantity. The fastest way to enter quantities and move down the list is to use the numeric keypad on your keyboard. Type in a quantity and press the Enter key to automatically move to the next item in the list. To skip an item just press the Enter key. You can also use the Up/Down cursor keys or the mouse to move between items.

List complete

You can add notes to the shopping list simply by typing into the Notes box. The notes will be printed at the bottom of the shopping list.

If you wish to double-check your completed list, deselect the Show all items option. This will make the list show only the items with non-zero quantities, ie. the ones on the shopping list.

Click on the Print button to print off your shopping list.

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